Tag: searchlights and sunglasses

by Lauren Simonis

Owen Youngman, Knight Professor of Digital Media Strategy at Northwestern University has been using Searchlights and Sunglasses by Eric Newton as a textbook in his classroom. Explore his experiences as you think about texts for your next course and ways innovative forms can invigorate students’ thinking. Q&A Why did you decide to use “Searchlights and Sunglasses” in your course? Youngman: [...] more »

by Jim Flink

Clutter. Chaos. Copious amounts of content. News organizations are struggling right now. Struggling to connect with users, who are migrating to increasingly diverse and cluttered platforms. Struggling to migrate their staffs, sometimes chaotically, to distribute distinct, quality, multi-platform content to different and varied platforms. Struggling to see the strategy, as every news organization adopts similar [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Earlier this month, a colleague sent me this piece about LeBron James from Grantland as a sample to use in a course three of us teach in the journalism school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It’s an introductory skills course in multimedia journalism and strategic communication. We think of it as “boot camp.” The students [...] more »

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

This is a cross post from the Knight Foundation, which asked the students, educators and professionals who beta tested its new digital teaching tool, “Searchlights and Sunglasses,” for their five favorite lessons. The book explores the digital transformation of journalism, and with one click turns into a classroom tool, offering 1,000 lesson plans and resources [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “How I’m already using ‘Searchlights and Sunglasses’ in the classroom” (Susan Moeller / Knight Foundation) 2. As with media, in education it’s better to be a platform than a publication (Carmel DeAmicis / PandoDaily) 3. $1 million in microgrants available to j-schools for digital innovation (Laura Klinger / Poynter) 4. Indiana University to merge [...] more »